Understanding high tide & low tide when you visit your coastal Holiday Home
Understanding how tides work at the coast can help you plan your coastal activities, such as kayaking or taking your S.U.P out on the water, it makes for some great insta opportunities, it lets you discover new parts of the beach you didn’t know exist and gives you added safety on causeways too! Lets take a look; geek status engaged at Tingdene Lifestyle Coastal Tide School…
Understanding the science behind the tides at the coast
High tides and low tides are caused by the moon. The moon's gravitational pull generates something called the tidal force. The tidal force causes Earth and its water to bulge out on the side closest to the moon and the side farthest from the moon; these bulges of water are high tides.
As the Earth rotates, your region of Earth passes through both of these bulges each day. When you're in one of the bulges, you experience a high tide. When you're not in one of the bulges, you experience a low tide. This cycle of two high tides and two low tides occurs most days on most of the coastlines of the world.
Tides are really all about gravity, and when we're talking about the daily tides, it's the moon's gravity that's causing them. As Earth rotates, the moon's gravity pulls on different parts of our planet. Even though the moon only has about 1/100th the mass of Earth, since it's so close to us, it has enough gravity to move things around. The moon's gravity even pulls on the land, but not enough for anyone to tell (unless they use special, really precise instruments).